Failing Food Report - November

​Failing Food Report - November 2013

This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data on activity and compliance under the Scheme refer to the 6 monthly Imported Food Inspection Data reports.

Risk category food test (targeted monitoring of food for compliance to safety standards)

The Department of Agriculture targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. These risk category foods are targeted at 100% until a history of food safety compliance is established.

The following table details where results were detected in excess of food safety limits.

These foods were not distributed for sale in Australia, they were destroyed by the importer or re-exported to the country of origin under department supervision. Future consignments continue to be targeted at 100% until a history of compliance is established. More information on risk category foods and the tests applied under the IFIS can be found in Imported Food N​otice 09/12.

Microbiological tests

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism

Result/s

Units

Standard

7/11/2013

Smoked salmon

Denmark

Norlax AS (Denmark)

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, D<100, D<100, D<100, ND

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

8/11/2013

Smoked salmon

United Kingdom

Grants Smokehouse Ltd

Listeria monocytogenes

D<100, ND, ND, ND, D<100

/25g

FSC 1.6.1

6/11/2013

Greek feta cheese

Greece

Evroklidon Ltd

E. coli

40, <10, <10, <10, 20

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

6/11/2013

Graviera cheese

Greece

Evroklidon Ltd

E. coli

260, 1500, 1500, 1500, 1300

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

11/11/2013

Mozzarella cheese

Italy

Luigi Guffanti di Fiori Giovanni & C. S.A.S.

E. coli

<3.0, <3.0, 460, <3.0, 7.0

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

12/11/2013

Gorgonzola Dolce cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi SNC

E. coli

<10, <10, <10, 120, 40

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

8/11/2013

Cooked vannamei prawns

Vietnam

Minh Phu Seafood Pte (Vietnam)

Vibrio cholerae

Detected.

/125g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

14/11/2013

Organic Perl Las cheese

United Kingdom

Caws Cenarth Cheese Ltd

E. coli

23, 23, 23, 240, 43

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

14/11/2013

Monte Enebro cheese

Spain

Queserias del Tietar SL

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

20/11/2013

Gorgonzola mild cheese

Italy

Gennaro Auricchio (IT 03 180 CE)

Listeria monocytogenes

Detected.

/125g

FSC 1.6.1

19/11/2013

Frozen mozarella cheese

Italy

Sori Italia SRL (Teano Italy) IT-15/625-CEE

E. coli

13est, 13est, <3, <3, 79est

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

21/11/2013

Taleggio DOP cheese

Italy

Luigi Guffanti di Fiori Giovanni & C. S.A.S.

E. coli

93, 1100, 150, 43, 93

MPN/g

FSC 1.6.1

25/11/2013

Gorgonzola DOP cheese

Italy

Caseificio Tosi Dei F.Lli Tosi SNC

E. coli

30, 90, 20, 20, <10

cfu/g

FSC 1.6.1

Chemical / Contaminant / Toxin test results


Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

12/11/2013

Cracker nuts

Philippines

Food Industries Incorporated (Phillipines)

Aflatoxin

0.383
0.064

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

13/11/2013

Roasted peanuts

China

Malon International

Aflatoxin

0.083

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

15/11/2013

Atlantic mackerel

Ukraine

Briz-T LLC

Histamine

300

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

15/11/2013

Capelin

Ukraine

Briz-T LLC

Histamine

310

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

19/11/2013

Peanut butter

Philippines

Newborn Food Products (Philippines)

Aflatoxin

0.056

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

19/11/2013

Nagarya nuts

Philippines

Food Industries Incorporated (Phillipines)

Aflatoxin

0.23

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

27/11/2013

Peanut candy

Sri Lanka

D & R Exports Pvt Ltd

Aflatoxin

0.086

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.1

Random monitoring of food for compliance
The department operates a 5% random surveillance program to monitor a range of foods imported into Australia for compliance to some standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. These tests are applied as part of a rolling program of surveillance on the Australian food supply.

The following table details where results were found to be non-compliant with food standards. Future consignments of these foods are subject to an increased rate of testing until a history of compliance is achieved.

More information on surveillance category foods and the tests applied can be found on the Tests applied to surveillance category foods webpage.

Date of fail

Product description

Country of origin

Producer name

Organism or Analyte

Result/s

Units

Standard

5/11/2013

Oregano and parsley

South Africa

Naturals Herbs & Spices (South Africa)

Chlorpyrifos

0.03 (oregano)
0.20 (parsley)

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

6/11/2013

Pickled and baked plums

Japan

Tomoguchi Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additives 'Disodium succinate', 'Cinnamic acid' and 'Inosinic acid (INS630)' not permitted in this food.

Vitamin B1 not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

 

 

FSC 1.3.2

11/11/2013

Rose bean curd

Hong Kong

Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong)

Bacillus cereus

3200, 5000, 5100, 2700, 8000

cfu/g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

11/11/2013

Chilli bean curd

Hong Kong

Koon Yick Wah Kee Foods Factory (Hong Kong)

Bacillus cereus

41000, 22000, 23000, 52000, 53000

cfu/g

User Guide to FSC 1.6.1

13/11/2013

Carbonated soft drink

United Kingdom

Ag Barr PLC

Composition (identified through labelling)

Caffeine not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

15/11/2013

Sweet biscuits

France

Dessert Innovation

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'E131' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

29/11/2013

Frozen rosella leaves

Fiji

Bula Island Food Supplies (Fiji)

Acephate

1.5

mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

21/11/2013

Mustard paste

Japan

House Foods Corp

Composition (identified through labelling)

Aluminium potassium sulphate not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

29/11/2013

Food supplement (various flavours)

United States

RCBA Nutraceuticals LLC

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Caffeine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

17/11/2013

Curry powder (various varieties)

South Africa

Unilever South Africa Foods (Pty) Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Irradiated ingredient – not a permitted treatment for this food.

 

FSC 1.5.3

28/11/2013

Black tiger shrimp

Vietnam

Quocviet Seaproducts Processing Trading Co Ltd (Vietnam)

Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin

0.0030
0.024

mg/kg
mg/kg

FSC 1.4.2

19/11/2013

Frozen fish cake

Japan

Koizumi Shokuhin Co Ltd

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'Erythrosine' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

22/11/2013

Crispy chips

Hong Kong

Four Seas Mercantile Ltd (Hong Kong)

Composition (identified through labelling)

Additive 'E364(ii)' not permitted in this food.

 

FSC 1.3.1

5/11/2013

Dried oyster

China

Kiu Chun Sea Products Grocery (Guangzhou) China

Other

Product contains oysters from Japan.

 

IFN 52/04

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